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Debra Tidball

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Debra Tidball is an author, social worker, blogger and children's book reviewer. Her first picture book, 'When I See Grandma' was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year and won the children’s book category of the CALEB award in 2014. Her second, 'The Scared Book,' is a CBCA Notable and heaps of interactive fun with sneaky opportunities for kids to learn about conquering their fears. Debra also has flash fiction and short stories published in anthologies and The School Magazine. An energetic speaker, Debra loves engaging an audience with stories and games to spark imagination.

Wife of one, mother of two and caretaker to a menagerie of furry (and sometimes feathery) friends, she lives in suburban Sydney.

Adventures in KidLitLand April 2020

Picture Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I would hop into my messy little Mazda and drive off near and far on my adventures in kidlitland. But now, in this alternate universe, the adventures are coming to me! How good is that? Or is it? It’s a dystopian conundrum!

The good thing about it is that what I save on petrol and road tolls, I can spend on books! I did a live book parcel unwrapping with Sto Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 28, 2020 22:44
Average rating: 4.33 · 49 ratings · 26 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
When I see Grandma

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